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Reliable Source: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

Trump Invests In Virginia Golf Market

(Courtesy Trump Organization) It's official: Donald Trump has purchased the Lowes Island Club, making the Washington region part of his luxury golf empire. "This place, when it's finished, will be the finest club anywhere in the country," he told...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 14, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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It Was Just the Night to Stage a Comeback

President Obama gets a laugh out of Katie Couric as he greets David Selby, an actor portraying Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi greets actor Sidney Poitier. (Aude Guerrucci/Pool via Getty Images)Enlarge...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 13, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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This Just In . . .

Rep. Gerry Connolly's wife, Cathy, with their dog, Georgie. (Courtesy of Rep. Gerry Connolly's office)Enlarge This Image Wanda Sykes will entertain at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner May 9, the annual media-political-showbiz schmoozefest at which President Obama is expected...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 13, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Facing a New Fight

Joe Robert, seen here at opening night at Nationals Park last March. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post) Multimillionaire Washington businessman Joe Robert is in intensive care after brain surgery yesterday at the National Institutes of Health. At a dinner Wednesday...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 13, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Love, Etc.

Mandy Moore (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) and Ryan Adams (Neal Casal). Engaged: Starlet-singer Mandy Moore, 24, to alt-country-rocker Ryan Adams, 34, after about a year of dating, her publicist confirmed to reporters. She's known for dating Wilmer Valderrama, Zach Braff...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 13, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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So, About Joaquin Phoenix. . . ?

(AP Photo/CBS, J.P. Flio) Really, is there anything we can say? You probably just want to watch the Letterman video in all its madness. Though there's some new news: Joaquin Phoenix's director worries that he worked the actor too...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2009; 11:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Eleanor Holmes Norton on "The Colbert Report"

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By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2009; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Val Kilmer, Servant of the People?

Val Kilmer joins New Mexico's house speaker in the state's House of Representatives last Wednesday. Kilmer is pondering a run for New Mexico governor. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Dean Hanson)Enlarge This Image Maybe Val Kilmer really is running for governor of...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Mary Steenburgen hugs Hillary Clinton at the National Building Museum last June. Ted Danson looks on. (Jason Reed/Reuters)Enlarge This Image Bill and Hillary Clinton dining at Urbana in Dupont Circle on Tuesday night in a front alcove -- when who...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Quoted, Part 1

Chauncey Gardiner (Peter Sellers) of "Being There," a movie Bob Schieffer likes. (File Photo/United Artists) "It is a perfect example of what happens when we all get carried away with our own BS -- and I don't mean Bob...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted, Part 2

(Adam Berry/Bloomberg News) "Campaigns are bad for your health." -- Bill Clinton, explaining why he's looking more rested and relaxed these days. The former president, working the crowd at Tuesday's tribute to Rep. John Dingell in the Capitol, told...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bacon's Hollywood Sizzle, Always Worth Savoring

At Monday's "Taking Chance" screening, Kevin Bacon (right) poses with Michael Strobl, whom Bacon portrays in the HBO film. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) Everything's better with Bacon! Sorry, that was cheesy -- but hey, Hollywood's only superstar character actor, Kevin...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Your Questions Answered About Chris Brown and Rihanna

Rihanna and Chris Brown, performing together last December. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Virginia-bred R&B star Chris Brown faces domestic abuse charges and a March 5 court date after his alleged pre-Grammys fight with Rihanna, 20. What's the latest? Brown, 19, canceled...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Update

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Gail Burton) Michael Phelps isn't out of the woods yet. The South Carolina sheriff who threatened to go after the Olympic gold medalist for smoking pot has arrested eight people -- seven for possession, one for...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Love, Etc.

An item? Renée Zellweger (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) and Dan Abrams (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)Enlarge This Image Stepping out: Renée Zellweger and NBC legal analyst Dan Abrams, whose quiet dinner together in Sag Harbor, N.Y., was dutifully reported by the New York...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michelle Obama Gets Language Lesson at Adams Morgan Community Center

Michelle Obama speaking at Mary's Center in Adams Morgan Tuesday. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Visiting a community services agency in Adams Morgan today as part of her getting-to-know-the-new neighbors visits around the District, Michelle Obama received a language lesson from...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2009; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Cockburns' 'Casino' May Be on a Roll

Leslie and Andrew Cockburn, seen here in 1997. (Annie Groer/The Washington Post)Enlarge This Image Washington power couple Leslie and Andrew Cockburn have yet another high-profile coup: Their newest film has been selected for the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival this spring,...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

(AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron) Chelsea Clinton brunching Sunday afternoon at Blue Duck Tavern with longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky and grandma Dorothy Rodham. Waffles, crab cakes, scrambled eggs, fries, veggies, apple pie a la mode. The former first daughter...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

Usher Raymond with then-girlfriend Tameka Foster in January 2007. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Enlarge This Image Usher's wife suffered a medical crisis over the weekend, the singer's rep confirmed in a statement yesterday, saying that Tameka Raymond, 37, is in stable condition...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren after Woods won the PGA Championship golf tournament in 2006. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)Enlarge This Image Born: A son, Charlie Axel Woods, to Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin, on Sunday. Their first child, daughter Sam...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An Opera Gala Scaled Back for Gloomy Times

Washington National Opera president Ken Feinberg and Miss D.C. Kate Marie Grinold. (Russell Hirshon.) New year, new economic reality. Which means all those glitzy Washington fundraisers have to reinvent themselves if they want to survive. First up: Saturday's Washington National...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2009; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sorry, You're Not on the List

Artist Eglon Daley gets his book autographed by photographer David Burnett. (Roxanne Roberts.) One in a series of occasional dispatches from parties you should have crashed. Occasion: Friday's opening of the Bob Marley exhibition by Time magazine photographer David...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2009; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Surreal Estate

Jon Favreau has a new crash pad in Dupont Circle. (Lois Raimondo/The Washington Post.) Who: Jon Favreau Price: $395,000 Details: The president's heartthrob speechwriter, 27, has settled into a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment in Dupont Circle. The 90-year-old apartment building...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2009; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That ... ?

Brooke Shields at the opening night of "You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush" in New York Thursday night. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images.) Brooke Shields at the Palm Saturday night. The "Lipstick Jungle" actress arrived for a...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2009; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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